Shriners raise funds for children


By Carolyn Harmon - charmon@aimmedianetwork.com



Darke County Shrine Club Members presented a $52,000 check to the Shriner’s Children Hospital Fund, Dec. 14. Club members from left are: Marshall Todd Rider, High Priest and Prophet Max Richardson, Assistant Rabban Bret Stahler, Potentate of Antioch Shrine Center David Heizer, Ambassador Jim Thorpe, President David Orrison, Vice-President Eldon Wolter and Secretary Keith Hocker.

Darke County Shrine Club Members presented a $52,000 check to the Shriner’s Children Hospital Fund, Dec. 14. Club members from left are: Marshall Todd Rider, High Priest and Prophet Max Richardson, Assistant Rabban Bret Stahler, Potentate of Antioch Shrine Center David Heizer, Ambassador Jim Thorpe, President David Orrison, Vice-President Eldon Wolter and Secretary Keith Hocker.


Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Shrine Club, in Greenville, Ohio, just made the Shriners Hospitals for Children a little happier.

Shrine members met at Romer’s Catering for an annual Christmas party meeting and to present a check for $52,000 to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital fund. The check was presented to David Heizer, Potentate of Antioch Shrine Center, in Dayton. According to club Secretary Keith Hocker, the check is the result of donations collected at the door of local businesses, local individuals, donations from service clubs and fraternal organizations, and memorial contributions. The members of the club also collect aluminum cans all year long.

“We work very hard to bring funds in every year for the Shriners Hospitals,” Hocker said. “There are 22 nationwide.”

Shriners Hospitals for Children offer a wide variety of specialty care for children. Treatment for burn victims is the specialty in three of the hospitals, including the Cincinnati Burns Hospital. The hospitals also treat children with cleft lip, cleft palate, unsightly birth marks, orthopedic disorders, crippling injuries and spinal cord injuries. In addition, the hospitals are pioneers in medical research and medical education in all four specialty areas. More than one million children have been treated for various conditions, regardless of their ability to pay, according to Hocker. Shriners Hospitals for children is a fully qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible.

“It’s all about the kids,” said Darke County Shrine Club President David Orrison.

2016 Shriners Childrens Hospital Fund Donations came in from the following: Abbottsville Monuments, Elks #329, Abraservice Source, Expert Grind, Absolute Hair, Flora’s, Ace Hardware, Flory Landscaping, Ace Hardware – Versailles, Francis Furniture, American Legion – Union City, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2347, American Legion #140, Fry & Company, Ann Ditmer, Fullenkamp Trailer Sales, Ansonia Lumber, George & Becky Luce, Apple Farm Service, Gettysburg Lodge #477, Arline Boyer, Goat Farmers, Auditor’s Office, Granny Cornerfraus Shop, Barbara Rethlake Dance, Greenville Craft Club – Masonic Lodge, Barbara Townsend, Greenville Federal Bank, Bath Petroleum, Greenville Moose Lodge, Bill Hawkey & Associates, Greenville National Bank, Birt’s Sewing, Greenville Truck & Trailer, Bolyard Heating & Cooling, Greenville Veterinary Clinic, Braund Oliver Floyd Funeral Home, Grilliot Alignment Service, Broadway Barber Shop, Hamilton Motors, Brumbaugh Fruit Farm, Harness Horsemens’ Association, Brun’s Animal Clinic, Haste Manufacturing, C F Poeppleman Insurance, Herb Pantry, C&F Shoes, Hi-Tec, C&T Rental, Hittle’s Auto, Shrine Club Can Account, Hot Rods & Harleys, Candy Bouyed, Hurd’s Towing Service, Charlotte Cloyd, Jacob & Eileen Deam, Class CBAP, Jafe Glass, Commerical Printing, Janet Buhiry, Cope’s, Jeepster’s Club, Country Auto Sales, Jerry’s Laundry, Cox Insurance, Jim Buchy, Craftiques, Jim Gable Insurance, D A Fitzgerald, Jim Kelly, Dan Schipfer, Jim Randall, Danny’s Place, John & Kristy Harman, Darke County Chiropractics, John & Miriam Harman, Dave Knapp Ford, John Marshall, Davis Trailers, Jon Jordan Insurance, Derksen Auto, Joyce Marshall, Diane Evans Insurance, Judy Hummel, Dickman Supply, Julie & Daryl Monnin, Didier Hardware, Karen Jo Maole, Donald & Roseanna Apple, Karts & Parts, Donna McCoy, Keith Hocker, Don’s Body Shop, Ken & Nancy Baker, Double M Diner, Kerns Body Shop, Dree’s Construction, Kerns Brothers, Drew Auto, Kerns Store, Edwin Nickel Monuments, Kesco Products, Eikenberry Food Liner, Kirby Lyons, Klepinger Insurance, Sutton’s Super Value, Knights of Columbus, Sysco, Kramer Electric, Tecx Truck & Auto, Lavey’s Deli, Terry Longfellow, Lehman Chiropratic, The Bootery, Littman Thomas Insurance, The Ivy League, Loudy Office Machines, Tom & Jennifer Bish, Lyle Bixler Realty, Tom Baker Farms, Marcia Rhoades, Tom Cogan, Marion Armold, Treaty City Industries, Medicine & More, Troutwine Auto Sales, Member’s Choice Union, Troutwine Insurance, Merle Norman, TXI Inc, Michael Clawson – Snap On Tools, Union City IGA, Michael’s Clocks, Utility Sales Agency, Mitzi Marshall, Versailles Lion’s Club, Morning Fresh, Versailles Poultry Days, Moyer Industries, Versailles Savings & Loan, Neff Motivation, VFW #4839, New Madison School Fair, VFW #7084, Norma J Rismiller, Virginia Zea, Northstar Plumbing, Wholesale Carpet Outlet, O&M Construction, Wiley’s, Orme Hardware, Williamson Insurance, Petro Pantry, Winner’s Meats, Piqua Chocolate, Wise Supply, Premier Corp Ins., Worch Lumber, R&R Distributors, Youngiques, Reflections Body Shop, Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Rehmert’s Cycle Sales, Reier’s Auto, Richard & Barbara Hole, RJ Warner Insurance, Robert Condon, Roll Painting, Rolling 50’s Car Show, Rowland Truck Equipment, Schmerge Chirapractic, Score Board, Second National Bank, Second National Bank – Versailles, Sham’s, Sharon Cox, Shirley Washler, Shockney Service, Shook Tools, Sidney Sporting, Skyline Chili, St Paul UCC Women’s Guild, St Paul’s Church of Christ, Stan Ray & Sons, Star Greenshouse, Stephen & Debra Uhrig, Phil Stickel and Studio One Design.

Donations are mailed to: The Darke County Shrine Club | P.O. Box 623 | Greenville, Ohio 45331. For a child in need of help, call Keith Hocker at 937-423-8545.

Darke County Shrine Club Members presented a $52,000 check to the Shriner’s Children Hospital Fund, Dec. 14. Club members from left are: Marshall Todd Rider, High Priest and Prophet Max Richardson, Assistant Rabban Bret Stahler, Potentate of Antioch Shrine Center David Heizer, Ambassador Jim Thorpe, President David Orrison, Vice-President Eldon Wolter and Secretary Keith Hocker.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/12/web1_shrinersPRINT.jpgDarke County Shrine Club Members presented a $52,000 check to the Shriner’s Children Hospital Fund, Dec. 14. Club members from left are: Marshall Todd Rider, High Priest and Prophet Max Richardson, Assistant Rabban Bret Stahler, Potentate of Antioch Shrine Center David Heizer, Ambassador Jim Thorpe, President David Orrison, Vice-President Eldon Wolter and Secretary Keith Hocker. Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Advocate

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